Certified Blockchain Startup Program

Learn Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.

Realize Your Blockchain Entrepreneurship Dream.

14 Days Class (62 Hours) + 15 hours Course work


10000 INR + Taxes (Virtual Classroom program)


Based on Online Evaluation & Final Course Work.

About This Course

Certified Blockchain Start-up Programme is a collaborative online training program organized by Kerala Blockchain Academy, (an initiative of Govt. of Kerala under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala – IIITMK) with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad. The prime focus is to equip startups and individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude to deal effectively with the issues, opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and set a formula for building successful startups in the sector of Blockchain technology. The course is open to individuals, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs and students who wish to establish their own blockchain startups or business.

The program covers lessons on key areas of starting up, basic principles and patterns, business canvas exercises, valuable entrepreneurial concepts over blockchain-focused projects, and the development of business essential deliverables. Students can experience a sampling of the ideas and techniques explored in various Blockchain Start-ups via lecture notes, handouts, use-cases, and more.


  • Instructor-led Virtual Classroom
  • Live Stream Class Recordings
  • 14 Days Training + 16 Hours Coursework
  • Lifetime Content Access
  • Self-Rating Questionnaire
  • Scoring and Correction Factor Sheet
  • Business Plan Template
  • Certificate on Public Blockchain

Who is it for

Any individual dreaming of a successful entrepreneurship career. Industrialists who are interested in the potential impact of blockchain. Entrepreneurs dreaming bigger innovation within the blockchain space. Entrepreneurs looking to boost their existing business models with the power of blockchain. Tech enthusiasts interested in the latest developments in blockchain.

What you’ll learn

  • Skills to develop great ideas and build your own blockchain business.
  • Identification of entrepreneurial opportunities and strengthening potentials.
  • Improvisation of strategic decision-making, and build innovative business models.
  • Key deliverables like idea generation, company formation, finance, marketing, and acquisitions.
  • Identification of value proposition that sets you apart from the competition.

Course Outline

Understanding entrepreneurship; defining startups and benefits offered to startups, entrepreneurial mindset - how entrepreneurs think; Competencies of entrepreneurs, manifestations of entrepreneurship, steps involved in the process of entrepreneurship.

Introduction to Creativity & Innovation, Innovation – Concept, types & benefits, Process of Innovation, Sustaining & Disruptive Innovations, Open innovations, Introduction to design thinking, Techniques of developing innovative products, Innovation & market dynamics, creating disruptions in the market.

Current State of Blockchain Technology, History and Evolution of Blockchain, Blockchain Potentials from Business Perspectives, Key Players and & Disruptive Innovations, Blockchain Metrics in Business Domains, What lies in the future of Blockchain Technology.

What is Blockchain, Why the name Blockchain, Transaction Lifecycle in Blockchain, First Generation and Second Generation Blockchain, Introduction to Smart Contracts and DApps, All you need to know about Blockchain Consensus and DLT.

Tour on Ethereum Blockchain and its different adoption possibilities, Introduction to Token Economics- Initial Coin Offering and Initial Public Offerings, Decentralized Finance, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

Hyperledger Blockchain and cross-industry use cases. Understanding Business Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies like Corda to audiences with varying experience. Immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise.

Detailed discussion on how blockchain is applied to all aspects of the business including- Supply chain, Finance, Environment, Automobile, Gaming, Healthcare, and Government.

Discussion on some of the current challenges faced by Blockchain Adopters and their potential solutions, Advancements in Blockchain Technology like scalability, sharding, plasma, lightning networks, A review of next-generation blockchains, and disruptive integration of blockchain with other cutting edge technologies

Sources of business ideas, ideation techniques, idea screening, decisive elements, Opportunity Matrix, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), evaluation and validation with special reference to Blockchain startups. BOI Canvas.

Forms of business organization – Sole proprietorship, OPC (One Person Company), Partnership, LLP (Limited Liability Partnership), Private limited, Public limited – advantages and disadvantages of each form. Some legal formalities for starting a business.

Types of cost - Startup, Variable and Fixed; Basics of Accounting; Understanding & preparing financial statements; Analysis of financial statements – ratio analysis, break-even; Working capital management for Startups, Profitability for Startups, Cash flow projections BEP and Balance Sheet.

Feasibility studies: concept. focus areas and kinds – marketing, financial, technical & organization. Business Plan: meaning, purpose and importance, format of Business Plan, components of business plan - Organizational plan; Operational plan; Production plan; Financial plan; Marketing plan; Human Resource planning.

Understanding of marketing mix; Branding, Logo, Tagline, Types of marketing tools, promotional strategies, digital marketing, personal selling, vendor management, pricing strategies. Market research – process and importance.

Sources of fundraising; Role of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists as a source of business finance; Business valuation methods, Drivers of valuation; Investor pitch – importance, key elements & structure, Elevator Pitch, Understanding the Pitch template.

What's Next

We’re excited to have teamed up with Next Top Blockchain Startup opening a new egress of applying the skills you have learned in blockchain and building a business around them. Next Top Blockchain Startup encourages young aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to and connect with leaders of the global blockchain ecosystem. The community helps in building the next generation of blockchain entrepreneurs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The enrolment demands the completion of a brief application. You can apply for and enrol in the entrepreneurship training program through http://prajna.duk.ac.in/ or can directly register at https://admission.kba.ai/edii/
The CBS program is a one-box toolkit to polish your business skills and sharpen them to a viable venture. You’ll be trained in everything from identifying a business opportunity to evaluating your business idea, accessing the right market to exploring the risks and rewards in entrepreneurship, validating your business strategies to discovering key financial decisions, understanding how to raise capitals and the process of connecting with investors, fundamentals and application arenas of blockchain in the business domain. You’ll be thoroughly trained in how to apply the learned entrepreneurial skills in building a business surrounding blockchain.
No, there are no prerequisites to join this course. The course is open for students, graduates, business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs who want to kick start their startup world or migrate their existing business to the blockchain.
The instructor-led entrepreneurship training will span for a total of 14 days with 4-5 hours of daily lecture. The course will be delivered from Monday to Friday between 9 am IST to 4 pm IST. Entrepreneurship essentials consists of approximately 62-hours of lecture plus 15- hours of coursework.
  • Instructor-led
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Interaction with Mentors
  • Live Stream Class Recordings
  • Lifetime Content Access
  • Self-Rating Questionnaires
  • Scoring and Correction Factor Sheets
  • Business Plan Template
  • Certificate on Public Blockchain
  • Access to Startup Community
You’ll receive an email in advance with a link to log in to your online entrepreneurship training.
Yes. A minimum of 60% of marks in both theory and project report is mandatory for earning your certification in CBS.
The instructor-led training is delivered online featuring ppts, interactive graphs, infographics and business canvas exercises to keep you engaged. After each session, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with your mentor clarifying your doubts and identifying opportunities. The recorded sessions will be made available on the youtube channel of KBA for future reference.
No, your digital certificate will be sent to your registered e-mail id. We’ll also issue your certificate in a public blockchain network allowing you to check its authenticity via scanning the QR code in the certificate.
No, at present the program is provided only in English.
Yes, apart from the day’s lecture, you’ll have an access to our edex course platform comprising of additional reading materials and infographics. Every day new set of modules will be released to you complimenting your day’s lecture.
Yes, in our blockchain entrepreneurship training, you’ll have access to the materials on a regular basis as you progress through the course. You’ll have lifetime access to all these contents giving you an additional benefit of future reference.

No, you cannot audit our program in advance as we expect all students to participate fully creating an environment of active and engaging learning.

CBS program is designed to work on any internet-connected devices. A steady broadband internet connectivity is highly recommended to access the rich media in the program.
You may write to kba.admin@iiitmk.ac.in for any assistance.
You have different option for the course payment like Credit/debit card, Internet Banking and UPI.
No, it is a one-time payment option.
Kerala Blockchain Academy has teamed up with Next Top Blockchain Startup opening a new egress of applying the skills you learned in blockchain and end building a business around them. Next Top Blockchain Startup helps in building the next generation of blockchain entrepreneurs. They encourage young aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to and connect with leaders of the global blockchain ecosystem.


If you have any queries regarding Certified Blockchain Start-up Programme, please send us an e-mail to kba.admin@iiitmk.ac.in
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